Barry Jenkins

Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk gets a gorgeous new trailer

By Adam Woodward

The director’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning Moonlight is based on James Baldwin’s classic novel.

If Beale Street Could Talk – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Barry Jenkins’ faithful adaptation of James Baldwin’s heartbreaking love story is pure cinematic poetry.

25 new films to look out for this awards season

By Lillian Crawford

Barry Jenkins, Damien Chazelle and Yorgos Lanthimos all look like early contenders for major awards.

High Life, If Beale Street Could Talk confirmed for 2018 Toronto Film Festival

By Hannah Woodhead

Claire Denis and Barry Jenkins will present their latest work when the festival kicks off on 6 September.

Detroit, Charlottesville and filming the American race war

By Nicholas Laskin

Kathryn Bigelow’s new film is part of a larger, ongoing cultural problem.

Barry Jenkins is adapting James Baldwin for his next film

By Josh Howey

The Moonlight writer/director is set to helm the Harlem love story If Beale Street Could Talk.

Exploring black masculinity in Boyz n the Hood and Moonlight

By Kambole Campbell

John Singleton and Barry Jenkins’ films understand what it means to grow up young, black and American.

Barry Jenkins: ‘Where I come from, people just don’t have the means to make a film’

By Adam Woodward

The Moonlight director discusses the value of film school and finding a personal voice.

Moonlight isn’t all about sex – and it’s all the more queer for it

By Josh Lee

By not showing physical intimacy, Barry Jenkins allows sexuality to surface in his film in other ways.

How Millennium Mambo set the blueprint for Moonlight

By Ross McDonnell

Barry Jenkins’ Miami-set coming-of-ager echoes the visual language of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s 2001 film.

Before you see Moonlight, seek out Medicine for Melancholy

By Nick Chen

This San Fransisco-set drama from 2008 is the perfect primer for Barry Jenkins’ critically-acclaimed latest.

Moonlight

By Charles Bramesco

Barry Jenkins’ low-key examination of black life in America is an aching romance of the very highest order.

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In praise of Mahershala Ali – 2016’s standout performer

By Matthew Eng

From Luke Cage to Moonlight, the American actor has made a vital contribution to his craft this year.

Every film by a black director at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival

By Ewan Cameron

New films from Ava DuVernay and Spike Lee are part of the official programme’s focus on diversity.

Moonlight – first look review

By Elena Lazic

This remarkable return to filmmaking by director Barry Jenkins falls just a few steps short of genius.

Watch the powerful first trailer for gay drama Moonlight

By Little White Lies

Barry Jenkins’ new film is set to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

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